Fiona Apple’s “Dull Tool” Might Just Win Her an Oscar

Posted on 11/18/2012 at 1:15 PM

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Written especially for Judd Apatow’s upcoming film This is 40 (the long-awaited sequel to Knocked Up), Fiona Apple’s “Dull Tool” is angry and noisy much like her finest work — and also happens to be produced by Jon Brion on top of it all, who is crafting with the film’s score. If you recall, Brion and Apple worked together on the controversial (and beautiful) Extraordinary Machine, which was first held back by her record company and then released as an amended version.

If “Dull Tooth” foreshadows plot points of This is 40, whatever relationship it refers to is already looking rocky. The song features some of Apple’s finest “F U” lyrics: “You don’t kiss when you kiss / You don’t f*ck when you f*ck / You don’t say what you mean / You don’t talk loud enough.” Meanwhile, the it’s also eligible for an Oscar, and we what we wouldn’t give to see Fiona grace that stage…

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